From: Alan Mackenzie on
In misc.health.diabetes ARTF <ARTF(a)prodigy.net> wrote:
> Warning, this vendor is problematical when it comes to
> vitamins/supplements:

With all due respect, ALL vendors of "vitamins/supplements" are dodgy.
Unless you are suffering seriously malnutrition, or have some specific
illness, you just don't need them. Spend your money on fresh fruit and
vegetables instead!

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> or for you paranoids who like struggling with long urls:

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> Pay particular attention to all the bad customer reviews at
> resellerratings.com - see the contained url in the addresses above or
> search google: site:resellerratings.com + puritan's pride

> One of the lowest ratings of satisfaction at that site.

Wondering why this post came to m.h.diabetes ....

--
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

From: q on
Alan Mackenzie <acm(a)muc.de> wrote in news:hl8bi6$1jp1$1
@colin2.muc.de:

> In misc.health.diabetes ARTF <ARTF(a)prodigy.net> wrote:
>> Warning, this vendor is problematical when it comes to
>> vitamins/supplements:
>
> With all due respect, ALL vendors of "vitamins/supplements" are
dodgy.
> Unless you are suffering seriously malnutrition, or have some
specific
> illness, you just don't need them. Spend your money on fresh
fruit and
> vegetables instead!
>
> [ .... tiny URL snipped ]
>
>> or for you paranoids who like struggling with long urls:
>
> [ .... gross URL snipped ]
>
>> Pay particular attention to all the bad customer reviews at
>> resellerratings.com - see the contained url in the addresses
above or
>> search google: site:resellerratings.com + puritan's pride
>
>> One of the lowest ratings of satisfaction at that site.
>
> Wondering why this post came to m.h.diabetes ....
>

Sometimes I agree with you, sometimes not. The problem is that there
is no independent tester of these companies products to insure they
aren't just selling you pills with flour in them or worse toxic
contaminants.

But there are too many studies to deny that these supplements can
and often do have beneficial effects. Example is Alpha-lipoic acid
for which there is more than one study showing it reduces peripheral
neuropathy associated with diabetes
From: Alan Mackenzie on
[Posting from misc.health.diabetes.]

In misc.health.diabetes q <q(a)q.com> wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie <acm(a)muc.de> wrote in news:hl8bi6$1jp1$1
> @colin2.muc.de:

>> In misc.health.diabetes ARTF <ARTF(a)prodigy.net> wrote:
>>> Warning, this vendor is problematical when it comes to
>>> vitamins/supplements:

>> With all due respect, ALL vendors of "vitamins/supplements" are
>> dodgy. Unless you are suffering seriously malnutrition, or have some
>> specific illness, you just don't need them. Spend your money on fresh
>> fruit and vegetables instead!

>> [ .... tiny URL snipped ]

>>> or for you paranoids who like struggling with long urls:

>> [ .... gross URL snipped ]

>>> Pay particular attention to all the bad customer reviews at
>>> resellerratings.com - see the contained url in the addresses above
>>> or search google: site:resellerratings.com + puritan's pride

>>> One of the lowest ratings of satisfaction at that site.

>> Wondering why this post came to m.h.diabetes ....


> Sometimes I agree with you, sometimes not. The problem is that there
> is no independent tester of these companies products to insure they
> aren't just selling you pills with flour in them or worse toxic
> contaminants.

Or even worse, sugar.

> But there are too many studies to deny that these supplements can and
> often do have beneficial effects. Example is Alpha-lipoic acid for
> which there is more than one study showing it reduces peripheral
> neuropathy associated with diabetes

Hmm, OK. But in that case, you'd be talking about buying alpha-lipoic
acid, not "vitamins/supplements". Just because one (or several) specific
useful drug(s) is sometimes present in these things doesn't justify the
worthiness of the category.

What is alpha-lipoic acid, by the way? What sort of food does it occur
in? ;-)

--
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).